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AMA-Led Alternative Payment Model Aims to Improve Opioid Use Disorder

April 17, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have jointly announced the release of a concept paper detailing an alternative payment model (APM) that will aim to improve how patients with opioid use disorder are...

Survey: Measuring Care Quality a Top HIT Business Objective in 2018

April 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In a recent survey, health IT leaders identified measuring improvement in patient care quality as one of their top business objectives in 2018, followed by identifying areas of cost reduction.

Baptist Health South Florida, Navigant Form RCM Joint Venture

April 11, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Coral Gables-based Baptist Health South Florida announced it has signed an operating agreement with Chicago-based Navigant to create a new joint venture entity to provide revenue cycle management (RCM) services to healthcare provider organizations.

Survey: Healthcare Providers Report Slow Progress on Population Health Goals

April 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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While most healthcare executives agree that population health is the future, most organizations have failed to keep pace with anticipated progress, indicating a growing gap between intentions and progress for provider adoption of value-based practices, according...

Analysis: MSSP ACOs Have Performed Below CBO Estimates

April 3, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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According to a new analysis from Avalere, MSSP ACOs have performed considerably below the financial estimates from the Congressional Budget Office made in 2010 when the MSSP was enacted as part of the ACA.

Five Leading Healthcare Entities to Launch Blockchain Pilot

April 2, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Five prominent healthcare organizations—Humana, MultiPlan, Quest Diagnostics, and UnitedHealth Group’s Optum and UnitedHealthcare—have announced that they are launching a blockchain-based pilot program with the aim to improve healthcare data quality and reduce...

At NYU Langone Health, “Value-Based Medicine” Takes Center Stage

March 28, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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For the project, the organization’s finance department collaborated with VBM physician champions to identify variations in care both internally and compared externally to benchmarked external institutions.

Three Myths About Cyber Insurance

March 26, 2018  |  Daniel Casey, president and CEO, Peoples United Insurance Agency
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Given the escalating number of attacks and increasing financial costs, the rate of cyber insurance adoption is somewhat surprising. There are three myths about cyber insurance that are keeping more businesses from adding these policies.

Arizona ACO Pilots Blockchain Platform to Improve Clinical Outcomes, Reduce Costs

March 21, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Arizona Care Network, a Phoenix-based accountable care organization (ACO), plans to pilot a blockchain technology platform developed by Solve.Care with the aim of improving clinical outcomes, relieving healthcare’s administrative burdens, and reducing waste...

CMS’ Goodrich: More MACRA Relief On the Way

March 19, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CMS said last week that more changes will be coming this year to MACRA—including the alignment of quality measures between hospitals and hospital-employed physicians

Georgia Hospitals Eye EHR Add-On Offering Cost, Safety Information

March 15, 2018  |  David Raths
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Georgia Hospital Health Services (GHHS), the shared services subsidiary of the Georgia Hospital Association, is planning to offer member hospitals access to a tool that gives clinicians additional patient safety and cost information directly in their work flow.

HIMSS18 Day 3 Roundup: Federal HIT Leaders Outline Their Plan

March 7, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Healthcare Informatics’ editorial team breaks down what you need to know from day three of HIMSS18.

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